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Referral of matter

53 Referral of matter

(1) The Commission may, before or after investigating a matter (whether or not the investigation is completed, and whether or not the Commission has made any findings), refer the matter for investigation or other action to any person or body considered by the Commission to be appropriate in the circumstances.
(2) The person or body to whom a matter is referred is called in this Part a
"relevant authority" .
(3) The Commission may, when referring a matter, recommend what action should be taken by the relevant authority and the time within which it should be taken.
(4) The Commission may communicate to the relevant authority any information which the Commission has obtained during the investigation of conduct connected with the matter.
(5) The Commission shall not refer a matter to a person or body except after appropriate consultation with the person or body and after taking into consideration the views of the person or body.
(6) If the Commission communicates information to a person or body under this section on the understanding that the information is confidential, the person or body is subject to the secrecy provisions of section 111 in relation to the information.

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